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Aug 25, 2020

TripActions Academy: Optimizing Business Travel with the Next Generation Storefront

Samantha Shankman

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The Next Generation Storefront (NGS) is a set of data standards that enable distribution channels like TripActions to better present, sort, and find the airline products and services business travelers are looking for.

For businesses, NGS represents an enhanced, consumer-like booking experience that, when paired with rich options and a wide selection of inventory, leads to increased traveler satisfaction and resulting high user adoption. With NGS, business travelers can see the components of a given fare including ancillary services and additional fees and more easily compare options. TripActions was first to market with NGS, allowing travelers to search for offers by product quality, content, and capability. We’ll share everything you need to know about NGS and why it matters in Course 12 of the TripActions Academy.

What is the TripActions Academy? It is a free series of courses that corporate travel program managers can take to strengthen their foundation of corporate travel and expense management skills, learn best practices, and bring new focus to their organization’s corporate T&E program. Our goal is to provide access to anyone and everyone that wants a high-level overview of corporate travel and expense fundamentals and user- and technology-first programs, policies, and tech.

We released two new courses each week: One focuses on the corporate travel and expense industry and best practices at large; the second looks at how TripActions specifically can be used to supercharge your efforts.

Course 12

This section of the TripActions Academy starts by exploring the impact that ATPCO’s Next Generation Storefront (NGS) -- an airline industry standard for presenting rich flight content -- has on business travel. We’ll then explore how NGS revolutionized online shopping for business travel and became a key component to the experience delivered by modern corporate travel platforms.

We’ll also dive into the features presented specifically with TripActions Next Generation Storefront and how it can be used to improve traveler satisfaction, drive adoption, save on costs, and build the travel management program of the future, today.

The following sections are included in Course 12:

  • 12.1 What is the Next Generation Storefront?
  • 12.2 Benefits of the Next Generation Storefront
  • 12.3 Next Generation Storefronts in the Wild
  • 12.4 How TripActions uses the Next Generation Storefront

NGS allows travelers to search for offers by product quality, content, and capability — not just price — through data and processes that allow systems to group results by product attributes. For business leaders looking to restart business travel in the smartest way possible, it is clear that a trusted T&E partner like TripActions needs to be a part of your program.

Join us today in the TripActions Academy to learn about the foundations of modern corporate travel and expense management, and get deep insight into policy, inventory, and success.

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